Cabinet Making Apprenticeship

Cabinet Making Apprenticeship


Cabinet Making Apprenticeship

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The Furnishing Manufacturing industry has an estimated workforce of approximate 60,000+ people who are mostly employed in small businesses. The sector includes key areas such as: residential furnishing (homes), commercial (corporate offices), hospitality (hotels, restaurants & more) and design (interiors).

By starting a cabinet making apprenticeship, you’ll be involved in:

  • Assembling and making furniture from solid timber
  • Working with flat-panel or timber based products on a daily basis
  • Creating fittings for shops and small businesses
  • Examining designs, drawings and parts to determine specifications
  • Cutting & shaping pieces of wood
  • Fitting hinges, drawers and shelves
  • Repairing and refurbishing furniture and fixtures

Skills you will need:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to work with your hands
  • Using manual tools
  • Ability to work to deadlines

Career options available:

  • Cabinet Maker who specialises in making and assembling furniture from timber-based products.
  • Furniture Finishers who strip the old finishes from furniture and restore them through a range of methods including: polishing, glossing and more. 
  • Upholsterers (related) who take apart, repair and assemble specific furniture such as beds, chairs and sofas. This involves sewing, cutting and fitting fabrics and materials as required.

Potential entry level qualifications:

For cabinet makers:
  • Certificate II in Furniture Making
  • Certificate III in Cabinet Making
For furniture finishers:
  • Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
  • Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
For Upholsterers:
  • Certificate II in Upholstery
  • Certificate III in Upholstery

Looking to start your career in Cabinet Making?

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a great way to kick-start your career. You get paid on-the-job training, whilst also completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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